APHIS Meetings and Comments on Part 340

Archive of Pending Actions Archives - North American Export Grain Association

APHIS Meetings and Comments on Part 340

on May 18th, 2017 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced three public comment meetings on proposed revisions to 7 CFR Part 340 regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. Meetings will take place at the following locations:  June 6 – Kansas City,…

Continue reading...

Consultation on Draft Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada

on April 4th, 2017 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) Draft Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada is now available for consultation. The goal of the Strategy is to ensure the protection of human health and the environment through animal and plant health. The Strategy was developed collaboratively by government, industry and other…

Continue reading...

NAFTA and China Policy Teams

on February 21st, 2017 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

NAEGA staff are recruiting member personnel to participate in policy teams focused on the North American Free Trade Agreement and China. The Board of Directors requested the creation of these policy teams during the January 31 Board meeting in Miami, Florida. Policy teams will monitor unfolding trade policy changes related…

Continue reading...

Jones Act Proposed Revocations and Modifications Comments

on February 7th, 2017 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is seeking comment on proposed modification and revocation of headquarters’ ruling letters (HQ) relating to the application of the coastwise laws to certain merchandise and vessel equipment that are transported between coastwise points. CBP is planning to update HQ 101925 to bring it more…

Continue reading...

ASA-NAEGA-NOPA Comments to NTE

on October 18th, 2016 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

NAEGA is seeking member input into their annual comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on the National Trade Estimate (NTE) report on Foreign Trade Barriers. The NTE set out an inventory of the most important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and…

Continue reading...

Vietnam Plant Protection WTO Notification

on September 21st, 2016 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

On August 15 the Vietnamese Plant Protection Department (PPD) informed the World Trade Organization (WTO) of changes to its articles of Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine. The articles amend the current rules on plant epidemics and the temporary suspension of imports and exports. The USDA is seeking comments on…

Continue reading...

Cuba Licensing Procedures Public Comments

on September 13th, 2016 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is requesting public comments on the effectiveness of its licensing procedures as defined in the Export Administration Regulations for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba. These comments will be included in BIS’s Congressionally mandated biennial report to Congress…

Continue reading...

GIPSA Comments on Delegated States

on August 30th, 2016 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

Following changes made to the U.S. Grain Standards Act in September 2015, the U.S. Grain Inspectors, Packers and Stockyards Administration issued a Request for Comments on the quality of services provided by delegated state agencies carrying out inspection services on behalf of GIPSA. Please let us know if you would…

Continue reading...

EU Environmental Footprint Pilot

on August 23rd, 2016 in Pending Actions by | No Comments

At the end of July, the European Commission launched its public consultations on Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for feed, food and drink products. The PEFCR is a pilot project to develop an approach to calculate the environmental footprint of different products with the goal of measuring environmental performance…

Continue reading...